Sunday, March 1, 2015

Afghan President Karzai at Camp David

President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush stand with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan during an arrival ceremony at Camp David, Sunday, August 5, 2007. (White House)

In 2007, President George W. Bush invited Afghan President Hamid Karzai to Camp David for two days in August to discuss security issues related to Afghanistan. President Karzai was met with the customary formal arrival ceremony for visiting leaders.  Karzai spoke briefly with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates before heading off in Golf Cart One with the President and First Lady.

President Bush behind the wheel of Golf Cart One with First Lady Laura Bush and Afghan President Hamid Karzai (Getty)

For dinner that evening, the menu included fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, cheese and garlic biscuits and pineapple upside down cake. President Bush and President Karzai held a joint press conference the following morning.

Joint press conference held at Camp David on August 6, 2007 (White House)

President Bush and President Karzai (AFP)

Read the official White House transcript of the joint press conference with President Karzai.

Sources:  The White House; Reuters; NPR; Boston Globe; USA Today